Props 30 and 38: A High-Stakes Election for Public Education

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Education is the subject of two propositions on next week's ballot. Proposition 30 is supported by Governor Brown. Yesterday, he delivered a campaign speech in support of his "temporary tax for education" at Town Hall Los Angeles in the Biltmore Hotel. "It's either money into the schools, or money out.  And we're asking those who have been most blessed, who are most successful, to help us out in our time of need. That's really what it's about.  It's almost third grade arithmetic."

Proposition 38 focuses exclusively on K-12 education.  It was put on the ballot by lawyer Molly Munger, co-founder of the Advancement Project, a prominent civil rights advocacy group in Los Angeles, who's put more than $30 million of her own money into Prop 38. Her father, Charles Munger, is Vice Chairman of Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway. Her brother, Charles, Jr., has contributed to the "No on 30" campaign.

Before the Governor's speech yesterday at Town Hall, KCRW's Avishay Artsy asked a random group of audience members about the two propositions.
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Warren Olney